Definitions for Peerpɪər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who is the equal of another in abilities, qualifications, age, background, or status.
a person of the same legal status as another.
something of equal worth or quality.
a member of any of the five degrees of the nobility in Great Britain and Ireland (duke, marquis, earl, viscount, and baron).
Archaic. a companion.
Origin of peer:
1175–1225; < OF per < L pār equal
to look narrowly or searchingly, as in the effort to discern clearly.
to appear slightly; peep out.
to come into view.
Origin of peer:
1585–95; perh. aph. var. of appear
peer, equal, match, compeer(noun)
a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
"We peered into the back of the shop to see whether a salesman was around"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to look at sth that is difficult to see
He peered into the darkness.; She stood peering over the wall.
sb who is the same age, on the same level, etc. as another person
Is he learning at the same rate as his peers?
Someone who pees, someone who urinates.
Origin: Variant of piren, peren
to come in sight; to appear
to look narrowly or curiously or intently; to peep; as, the peering day
one of the same rank, quality, endowments, character, etc.; an equal; a match; a mate
a comrade; a companion; a fellow; an associate
a nobleman; a member of one of the five degrees of the British nobility, namely, duke, marquis, earl, viscount, baron; as, a peer of the realm
to make equal in rank
to be, or to assume to be, equal
Peer is a municipality located in the province of Limburg, Flemish Region, Belgium. On January 1, 2006 Peer had a total population of 15,810. The total area is 86.95 km² which gives a population density of 182 inhabitants per km². Peer is the site of a famous annual blues music festival held in July. The village Grote Brogel, part of Peer, claims to be the birthplace of Pieter Bruegel/ The Bruegel Foundation was also founded in Peer to research the history of Peer and Pieter Bruegel. Kleine Brogel, a village that is a part of Peer, includes Kleine Brogel Air Base. Rumours that American nuclear weapons under the NATO nuclear sharing program were stationed at Kleine Brogel have never been officially confirmed, but are now known to be true. A cable from the American Embassy in Brussels from Nov. 2009 - published by Wikileaks - not only confirms their existence, but also informs that the Belgian government rejected a proposal from Germany to propose to the rest of NATO that the nuclear weapons be removed from both countries.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Peer' in Nouns Frequency: #2516
Rank popularity for the word 'Peer' in Verbs Frequency: #782
Translations for Peer
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a nobleman (in Britain, one from the rank of baron upwards).
- نَبيل او شَريف إنجليزيArabic
- par do reinoPortuguese (BR)
- Angehörige(r) des britischen HochadelsGerman
- par, nobleSpanish
- آدم اشراف زادهFarsi
- אָצִיל בְּרִיטִיHebrew
- बेरन से ऊपर का पदHindi
- plemić koji ima pravo na mjesto u Gornjem domuCroatian
- 귀족 계급Korean
- anggota bangsawanMalay
- آدم اشراف زادهPersian
- جوړه، سارى، سخى، دروند سړى، ښاغلى سړىPashto
- par do reinoPortuguese
- пэр, лордRussian
- šľachtic, pérSlovak
- pripadnik engleskog visokog plemstvaSerbian
- adelsman, pärSwedish
- 貴族Chinese (Trad.)
- пер, лордUkrainian
- برطانوي نوابUrdu
- nhà quí tộcVietnamese
- 贵族Chinese (Simp.)
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